MASSOUD ARABSHAHI | UNTITLED
Property from the Azari Collection, Los Angeles
1935 - 2019
oil, gouache and metallic paint on paper
sheet: 94 by 68.6cm. 37 by 27in.
framed: 120 by 85cm. 47 by 33 1/2 in.
Executed circa 1960s.
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the heirs of the artist.
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This work is in fair condition, this work would benefit from being restored. There is a 8cm tear at the centre bottom, and another smaller tear at the bottom centre right of the work. On the top left edge vertical tear which is approximately 5cm. Top right corner is restored, there is a 3cm diagonal tear on the top right corner and paper loss noticeable on close inspection. Upon close inspection there is flaking of work along edges especially bottom left and top right corners noticeable. There are pin holes on the lower left and top right corner of the work. There is a 1cm chip/loss of paper on the left edge and middle left centre of the work. There is visible craquelure towards the right edge and right centre of the work. All surface irregularities are inherent.
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Transferred directly from the artist to the present owner’s parents between 1959 – 1974